Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Total Lunar Eclipse

Well, not the best photo I've ever taken, but it was a stunning eclipse, all the "blood red moon" that we were promised. I think I like taking photos of little things more.

We went up to the park near our house to watch the eclipse tonight. There were a number of people there, which was heartening. I always love it when I realise that being boggled by nature is a passion shared by many. Perhaps people came from other parts of Sydney, since our suburb is on the outskirts and surrounded by bush, rather than city lights.

When we returned home, our neighbours, who manufacture and sell optical telescopes, were out on their driveway with a nicely huge telescope, so we got to see it really close up.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The soothing sound of burbling

We have water! The pond construction is pretty much finished.
Now, more landscaping and planting. And waiting for the frogs!
Check out the latest pond page on my website.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

I don't get it.

I don't get it, #1.

Why do so many TV celebrity gardeners say "folage" instead of "foliage"? I can understand someone who hasn't studied plants saying it, but these people are horticulturists! I must have missed the hort class, Bizarre Pronunciations 101.

I don't get it, #2.

Why do so many bloggers write "teh" instead of "the"? It's not a typo, obviously. It's far too prevalent and pointed.

Not much garden news, I'm afraid. I'm just getting over the 'flu. Every time I try to work in the garden, I'm exhausted within minutes and have to have a good lie down. Bah.